Plymouth Historical Society to take part in Open House Day Saturday

Published on Thursday, 7 June 2018 21:15
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PLYMOUTH - The Plymouth Historical Society will participate in Connecticut Open House Day on Saturday by opening its museum at 572 Main St., Plymouth, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., free of charge.

This year’s “Gearheads” exhibit focuses on how Eli Terry invented machinery to mass produce the wooden gears needed to make clocks affordable to everyday people in the 1800s. Visitors can try making gears and see how the machines worked. Tom Vaughn has reproduced Terry’s machines to create his own wooden clock gears. Come see how mass production started in the United States.

As always when the museum is open, the 1852 steam engine will be running in the museum’s Toll House. Terryville High School students will also be selling toll house cookies.

New this year, Ogo’s Curios, a private collection of arcane Americana located at 160 Main St., Terryville, will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is available on Main Street.

For more information, visit plymouthhistoricalsociety.org or call 860-584-4634.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, Plymouth, Terryville on Thursday, 7 June 2018 21:15. Updated: Thursday, 7 June 2018 21:44.